Sausage Stuffed Pork Roast

 I bought a 4 lb. pork roast, butterflied it and pounded it out.  Then I made a sweet Italian sausage with fennel seeds to stuff it with.  I rolled it and tied it with string and then heavily seasoned it with salt, pepper, thyme and garlic.  I roasted it at 350 degrees on a bed of small new potatoes, red onion and sliced fennel drizzled with olive oil and a bit of white wine.  It cooks until the internal temperature is 160 degrees.  It took about 1-1/2 hours.

 After it rested for 20 minutes, I sliced it into 3/4 inch slices.

 Then I packed it up and gave it to my kids.  I made a cranberry sauce to go with it too.

  • 8 oz fresh cranberries
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cranberry juice, divided
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme

  • cook the cranberries with the juice and maple syrup until they pop and begin to thicken.  Puree with an immersion blender until smooth and then add the remaining ingredients.
This was so good that my kids asked if I will make it again for them in the same week.

Cute pic of the day!


Mmmm, it does sound good. And looks so yummy too!
Okay, my atomic nose went into overdrive. I'm trying to lock in the smells but I can't get that far across the country. I wish we had smell-o-vision just for food, but then I'd gain twice the weight in one visit to your blog. Puppy pic of the day. She's such a cutie pie.
Theresa Young said…
Boy oh boy does that sound good. My mouth is watering as I'm typing this at work sipping lukewarm coffee. (sigh!!)
Susan said…
Am I to old to be adopted?
Rain said…
Delicious! What a nice gift to the kids!! :)
Anonymous said…
I don't think I've ever had it with sausage but why not :-) Sounds delicious!

Winnie is such a cute bear :-)

Have a great day!

Linda said…
I am still so sick with flu, not contagious, just miserable. I think one bite of that would cure me!
As always the food looks delicious. But my favorite part of the blog is the latest puppy pic of winnie. precious.
Jim said…
Just made a batch of cranberry sauce but will try your recipe next time.
carol pavlik said…
I do love your cooking posts, but a Winnie pic caps it off. I cannot imagine getting anything done with that ball of cuteness to watch.